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Driveway windshield replacement on 2014 Limited

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I am putting this in the General Discussion forum since this isn't about a DIY project.

Safelite replaced my 2014 Sienna Limited's PGW windshield with a Pilkington windshield today in my driveway due to a Thanksgiving Day rock chip that was growing slowly into a crack. This is the third windshield on this van. The original factory installed PGW windshield was replaced in 2014 with another OEM PGW windshield since aftermarket acoustic windshields were not yet available.

Both OEM PGW windshields had identical markings including "ACOUSTIC" imprinted on the lower driver side corner. The aftermarket Pilkington has its markings on the lower passenger side corner and an "ear" graphic to denote that it is acoustic. I verified that both old and new windshields have the exact same thickness - a hair over 5 mm.

The main reason I am submitting this post is to show the wiper blade heater grid since there have been questions on how it works. Attached photos show the connector for the wiper blade heater grid on the old windshield and the grid itself on the inside lower portion of the new windshield. I hope the photo titles adequately describe the images.

The replacement was uneventful and professional and took approximately 2 hours. There was no cost for the replacement since we carry zero deductibles on comprehensive coverage except for my giving the tech enough to buy a nice lunch at a non-fast food restaurant as a reward for his good work.

I'm letting the van sit overnight before I drive it to make absolutely sure that the adhesive has dried.


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I posted about this many years ago. If the heated windshield connector exists in your van, then you can upgrade to the heated windshield.

Simply tell the glass company that your vehicle has the heated windshield when they ask. All you have to do is add a $14 relay, and it will work.
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